by Lyelle Cowap
The items I make reflect my passion for small, beautiful things.
I love picking up a broken shell on the beach and seeing its magical inner architecture. I can't get enough of the gorgeous colours in the Northern landscapes I drive through in my working life, and those of West Wales, where I often visit. And I adore everything to do with the sea - boats, seagulls, sand dunes, big sky.
As the seasons change, I love the yellowing trees that remind me of my favourite paintings by Pierre Bonnard and Paul Serusier, and I love the way my favourite painters help me to see the world through their eyes. Although I can't begin to paint like these artists, I do enjoy expressing the pleasure I take in the things around me, and so I take photos and draw daft cartoons of the things I see and love, that make me truly happy.
What began as a sort of illustrated diary grew into Lemonyell, and I began selling some of my illustrated paper arts in a small Gallery in Wales. I opened my Etsy shop in March 2016, and I hope my happy art can now make you happy too.